Check out the highlights of Day 5 action of Commonwealth Games 2018 from Gold Coast.
List of Indian medalists on Monday, April 9.
- Jitu Rai - Gold in Men's 10m Air Pistol
- Om Mitharval - Bronze in Men's 10m Air Pistol
- Mehuli Ghosh - Silver in Women's 10m Air Rifle
- Apurvi Chandela - Bronze in Women's 10m Air Rifle
- Pardeep Singh - Silver in Men's 105kg weightlifting
- Men's Table Tennis Team - Gold, defeated Nigeria 3-0 in final.
- Mixed Team Badminton - Gold, defeated Malaysia 3-1 in final.
India are currently third on the CWG 2018 medal table with 10 gold medals and 19 overall.
5:05pm IST: Historic Gold for Indian badminton team at Gold Coast.
Saina wins a thrilling women's singles rubber to lead India the top step of the podium in the Mixed Team event.
The London Olympic silver medalist was crusing after winning the first game but a brief break, which was taken by Malaysia's Soniia Cheah, seemed to disrupted her concentration.
Cheah kept pushing Saina hard in the decider that she had forced but the seasoned Indian campaigner managed to hold on to the nerves and take the tie 21-11, 19-21, 21-11.
Malaysia denied Gold for the first time in 12 years!
India defeats Malaysia 3-1 to win the gold medal of the Mixed Team badminton event for the first time in the history of the Commonwealth Games.
The power-paceked Malaysian team, which included legendary Lee Chong Wei, failed to win its country gold medal in the said event for the first time in 12 years.
Wowwww historic gold Indian badminton team!!! #CommonwealthGames2018 awesome heartiest congratulations!!!!— Gutta Jwala (@Guttajwala) April 9, 2018
And finally GOLD ????????Congratulations guys . Credit to the entire coaching n support staff . #GopiAnna #tankimher and all the physios n trainers at the national camp @NSaina @Pvsindhu1 @srikidambi @P9Ashwini @PRANNOYHSPRI @pranaav6 @sikkireddy— Parupalli Kashyap (@parupallik) April 9, 2018
For years and years you’d see the Chinese, Koreans, getting into such celebrations after winning team championships/golds — thinking if India could ever reach there some day!— Vaibhav Manocha (@BeingMinchu) April 9, 2018
ARRIVED. #GC2018Badminton pic.twitter.com/w8qB4YrDIE
A maiden mixed team CWG gold is no less than this lot deserves. The most prolific growth (revolution would only be mild exaggeration) across all Indian sport in the past 2-3 years. Onwards and upwards, Indian badminton!— Srinath (@srinathsripath) April 9, 2018
India began the day on a high with Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa beating the Malaysian mixed doubles pairing of Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying in three games.
Kidambi Srikanth pulled off the biggest win of the tie when he outclassed Chong Wei in straight games.
The world number two, who had won four Superseries titles last year, was confident with his defence and attacking game as he went on to clinch a first win against the Olympic medalist in six meeetings.
Rio Olympic silver medalists Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong brought Malaysia back in the tie with a comfortable straigt-games win over Satwik and Chirag Shetty in the men's doubles rubber.
4:45pm IST: BADMINTON
It's a gripping mixed team gold medal match between India and Malaysia.
Saina Nehwal loses second game of the women's singles rubber against Malaysia's Soniia Cheah, which now goes to the decider.
Cheah made a strong comeback after a long break due to a niggle in the second game.
4:18pm IST: BADMINTON
Saina Nehwal wins 12 straight points to take the first game of the women's singles rubber against Malaysia's Soniia Cheah.
India mixed team unit is on the verge of blanking Malaysia 3-0 in the gold medal match.
4:13pm IST: ATHLETICS
- Muhammed Anas wins men's 400m semi-final heat 3, qualifies for Tuesday's final.
- He clocked 45.44s to finish on top of Jamaica's Rusheen McDonald, who has also qualified for the final.
- India's L Suriya will is in ation in the women's 10,000m Final. His personal best is 32:23.96s.
3:58pm IST: TABLE TENNIS - It's all over for Nigeria! Indian men win Gold after 12 years, emulate their female counterparts.
Gnanasekaran Sathiyan and Harmeet Desai win their men's doubles match 3-0 to complete the thrashing of Nigeria in the final.
Earlier, Achanta Sharath and Gnanasekaran had won their singles matches.
3:54pm IST: BADMINTON - It's going to be Saina Nehwal in action for India in the Mixed Team gold medal match.
The London Olympic bronze medalist takes on Soniia Cheah in what could prove to be a decisive women's singles rubber of the tie.
3:52pm IST: TABLE TENNIS - Gnanasekaran Sathiyan and Harmeet Desai are leading 2-0 in the men's doubles rubber of the gold medal tie against Nigeria.
India are a game's win away from clinching the men's team table tennis gold medal.
3:50pm IST: BADMINTON - Tan Wee Kiong and Goh V Shem bring Malaysia back into the Gold medal tie.
They defeat Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj in straight games to make it 2-1.
3:35pm IST: BADMINTON - Satwiksairaj and Chirag Shetty have lost the first game of the men's doubles rubber against Rio Olympic silver medalists Tan Wee Kiong and Goh V Shem of Malaysia.
Will the young Indian pair be able to make a comeback? They are now leading 11-7 in the second game.
3:25pm IST: TABLE TENNIS - Can the Indian male paddlers emulate their female counterparts?
It's looks positive for the men's table tennis team as they are 1-0 up in the gold medal match against Nigeria.
Gnanasekaran Sathiyan has won the second men's singles tie against Nigeria's Segun Toriala 3-1.
Sharath had won the first men's singles tie 3-1 against Bode Abiodun.
3:05pm IST: BADMINTON - Kidambi Srikanth outclasses Lee Chong Wei!
The world number two outlclassed the Malaysian legend in straight games — 21-17, 21-14 to give India a 2-0 lead in the Gold medal tie.
Srikanth kept the pressure on Chong Wei, who was unable to penetate the Indian shuttler's exceptional defence.
Srikanth was unstoppable once he got the momentum going his way in the second game. With a array of cross-court drops and impeccable net play, the 25-year-old made light work of the two-time Commonwealth Games singles champion.
2:40pm IST: Kidambi Srikanth takes 1-0 lead in the men's singles rubber.
Srikanth has not managed to beat Lee Chong Wei even once in their five career meetings but the Indian shuttler is well-placed to make it 1-5 today.
The world number two has taken the first game 21-17 in 22 minutes.
2:10pm IST: What a thriller to open the gold medal match!
Ashwini Popnappa and Satwiksairaj beat the Malaysian pairing of Chang Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying 21-14, 15-21, 21-15 to give India a 1-0 lead.
The match was slipping away from the Indian duo when they were trialing 8-12 in the decider but Ponappa and Satwik fought back to make it 18-14 before clinching the rubber.
1:46pm IST: The Malaysians have fought back. With a much more settled and composed approach, Chan and Goh win the second game 21-15 in 21 minutes.
It's time for the decider now!
1:22pm IST: Ashwini Ponappa and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy win the first game 21-14. With a good mix of attack and defense, the Indian duo are making it difficult for the world no 20 Malaysian pairing of Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying.
12:30pm IST: We're back and it's time for the big badminton final. India are taking on heavyweights Malaysia in the Gold medal match of Mixed Team Badminton.
Here's the line-up.
9:30am IST: Thrilling finish to what was a fantastic women's 10m Air Rife Final at Commonwealth Games 2018.
17-year-old Indian shooter Mehul Ghosh wins the silver medal while defending champion Apurvi Chandela settles for a Bronze.
Singapore's Martina Veloso won the Gold medal but she faced stiff competition from the Indian teenager, who registered a stunning 10.9 with her final shot to force a gold medal shoot-off.
Mehuli had trialed Chandela, who was consistently shooting 10-plus, for the most part of the final. However, the Glasgow gold medalist stumbled under pressure shooting two straight sub-10s in her penultimate and final shots.
Veloso started the two-way battle for the gold medal with a comfortable lead over Mehuli. However, the West Bengal shooter was on top of her game and delivered a 10.9 when she needed it the most — in her last shot.
However, Mehuli managed only 9.9 in the shoot-off while Veloso clinched the Gold with 10.3 point-shot.
8:45am IST: Here's your morning round-up of Day 5 action in Gold Coast.
- India have leapfrogged Canada into the third spot on the medal table with total of 8 gold meadals.
- Jitu Rai wins Gold in 10m Air Pistol event after setting new Commonwealth Games record. Om Mitharval win bronze in the same event.
- Weightlifter Pardeep Singh wins silver in the men's 105kg final with total lift of 352kg.
- 19-year-old Tejaswin Shankar qualified for men's High Jump final with a jump of 2.21m.
- Boxer Gaurav Solanki defeated defeated Akimos Annang Ampiah of Ghana to enter Men's 52kg quarter-final
Check out the medal table (As of April 9, 8:50am IST)
Ace shooter Jitu Rai won India it's eighth Gold medal when she finished on the top step of the podium at Belmont Shooting Center in Gold Coast after winning the 10m Air Pistol event at Commonwealth Games 2018 on Monday, April 9.
The 30-year-old set the Commonwealth Games record with 235.1 points while Australia's Kerry Bel shot Silver with 233.5 points. 22-year-old Om Mitharval also finished on the podium, clinching bronze medal with a tally of 214.3.
Another morning, another Golden start.— Suraj Shukla (@suraj_writes) April 9, 2018
Jitu Rai shoots GOLD.
One more Gold for the nation.?@JituRai won 10m Air pistol shooting event @GC2018 .— Dept of Sports MYAS (@IndiaSports) April 9, 2018
Om Prakash of #TeamIndia also grabbed a?in the same event.
What a performance!?
Keep going!#RangDeTiranga ??#CWG2018@ioaindia @YASMinistry @PIB_India @Media_SAI @Ra_THORe @indianshooting pic.twitter.com/soCuRUHHOt
This is the Nepal-born Indian shooters second Commonwealth Games medal as he had won the yellow metal in the 50m Air Pistol event in Glasgow.
Rai qualified for the final with a score of 570. Meanwhile, Mitharval had started the event on a high by setting the Commonwealth Games qualification record with 584 points, bettering Samaresh Jung's record from Melbourne Games in 2006.
Weightlifter Pardeep win Silver
Indian weightlifting contingent seems to continue producing medalists as Pardeep Singh won the Silver in the men's 105kg category earlier in the day.
Pardeep lifted 152kg in Snatch, two behind gold medalist Sanele Mao of Samoa, who went clear of his rivals with a 2016kg in clean and jerk.
The Indian lifted 200kg in his first clean and jerk attempt. However, he failed in his second attempt at lifting 209kg.
Pardeep went for the glory in his final lift by add 2kg but he was unable to successfully complete the clean and jerk.
He lifted a total of 352kg, eight behind Mao.